money-laundering,n. The act of transferring illegally obtained money through legitimate people or accounts so that its original source cannot be traced. • Money-laundering is a federal crime. 18 USCA § 1956. It is also addressed by state governments, e.g., through the Uniform Money Services Act. Because some money-laundering is conducted across national borders, enforcement of money-laundering laws often requires international cooperation, fostered by organizations such as Interpol. [Cases: United States 34. C.J.S. United States §§ 162–163.]

[Blacks Law 8th]